Elizabeth Harvey Reviews “Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors” by Stacy Padula

By Elizabeth Harvey, Needham, MA & Emerson College I recommend Gripped Part 4: Smoke & Mirrors by Stacy Padula to teenagers and young adults. Gripped Part 4 deals with accurate real life scenarios involving struggling teens and young adults. This book and the entire Gripped series serves as an outlet of useful information, helping buildContinue reading “Elizabeth Harvey Reviews “Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors” by Stacy Padula”

“Gripped” by Stacy Padula is a Book All Middle School & High School Students Will Enjoy Reading

Article by Elizabeth Harvey of Needham, Massachusetts. I would recommend Gripped Part 1 to Middle and High School students, as it is a quick and easy read that immediately captivates the reader. There is a lack of books and information about drugs and alcohol that provide insightful information put into a context that teenagers will find both entertaining and educational; making Gripped Part 1 a perfect book for Middle and High School students.

Award-winning Y.A. Crime Novel Educates Teens on the Opioid Crisis

The latest addition to Stacy Padula’s Gripped series, “Gripped Part 5: Taylor’s Story” brings suspense and drama to the ongoing story of the many teens and young adults in Montgomery Lake.

Filled with action, the storyline centers around Taylor Dunkin, a former football star who found himself entangled with serious drugs and an even more dangerous gang, on his journey to try to find his way again.

Nasin Groshek Reviews ‘Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told’ by Stacy Padula

Written by Nasin Groshek, Plymouth, Massachusetts Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told by Stacy Padula is a fast-paced, compelling story about substance abuse and how it affects young adults’ relationships and future aspirations. I highly recommend this book to other high school and middle school students since they should easily relate to thisContinue reading “Nasin Groshek Reviews ‘Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told’ by Stacy Padula”

Teen Fiction Novel Exposes Consequences of Substance Abuse

Written by Emily Han, Easton, MA The book, Gripped Part 2: Blindsided, by Stacy A. Padula continues the storylines of teenagers affected by substance abuse. By splitting the timeline (past and present) in the story, readers can see how the characters are changing due to their drug use. Those who were concerned with schoolwork, grades,Continue reading “Teen Fiction Novel Exposes Consequences of Substance Abuse”

New Teen Novel Sparks Important Conversations Between Friends, Parents, and Children

Written by Elizabeth Harvey, Emerson College Gripped Part 3: The Fallout is the fascinating third installment in the Gripped series, which features the young characters’ personal and group development throughout the summer before their first year of high school. This book picks up where Blindsided ended and expands on the subject of drug and alcoholContinue reading “New Teen Novel Sparks Important Conversations Between Friends, Parents, and Children”

Uncensored Teen Novel Shares Important Truths That Should Not Be Ignored

Written by Elizabeth Harvey, Emerson College Gripped Part 3: The Fallout touches upon the use of Adderall, acid, marijuana, alcohol, and Xanax. For that reason, parents may not want their children to read the novel. However, although Gripped portrays substance use and abuse, it does so in a way that can be understood by tweensContinue reading “Uncensored Teen Novel Shares Important Truths That Should Not Be Ignored”

A Close Look at the Characters in Gripped Part 2: Blindsided

Written by Elizabeth Harvey, Emerson College How has your opinion of Taylor changed from the beginning of the series until the end of book 2? I was happy with the progress Taylor has made that became evident by the end of book 2. Although he still has to figure out many things and relationships inContinue reading “A Close Look at the Characters in Gripped Part 2: Blindsided”

An Editorial Review of Gripped Part 2: Blindsided by Stacy A. Padula

Written by Elizabeth Harvey of Emerson College Gripped Part 2 is the second book in the Gripped series and continues to expand on the themes of teenage drug and alcohol use in the context of the various character’s personal lives and relationships with one another. Taylor Dunkin has gotten himself involved in not just takingContinue reading “An Editorial Review of Gripped Part 2: Blindsided by Stacy A. Padula”

Why Parents and Teens Should Read “Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told”

Article by Elizabeth Harvey of Needham, MA Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told by Stacy A. Padula is an essential book for both parents and teens alike to read. The book follows multiple characters through a fast-paced and impossible to put down storyline that dives into the subject matter of addiction, specifically teenageContinue reading “Why Parents and Teens Should Read “Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told””

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A Teen’s Take on the MLH Characters

Written by Elizabeth Harvey of Needham, MA (Class of 2017) Chris: Chris is a compassionate young man, but has always been an unintentional troublemaker since the 7th grade. Chris’s parents both work a lot and frequently travel, leaving Chris in the care of his older cousins who love to party. Because of his parents absenceContinue reading “A Teen’s Take on the MLH Characters”